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London gets ready to cook at the Breaking Bad bar

 

Breaking Bad bar London

 

London is getting bar ABQ, a venue set in a large RV named after the setting of the TV show Breaking Bad in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

For £30, 22 punters-a-time will not get to sample the blue …

Posted: 22nd, May 2015 | In: News, The Consumer, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


London property madness: former Chelsea council flat on sale for £1.1m

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A third floor flat in unlovely Keppel House on Brompton Cross, Chelsea, is on sale for £1.5m

Maskells estate agency says the redesigned property features two-bedrooms, a 1952 Soviet-styled exterior, “handcrafted and laid chevron flooring”, “mood lighting and bespoke …

Posted: 20th, May 2015 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Former Thompson Twins singer Alannah Currie stuffs her furniture with roadkill

Alannah Currie furniture

 

Alannah Currie, once of the three-piece 1980s band The Thompson Twins, now works as an upholsterer.

She says she has hidden poetry and handwritten stories in different parts” of her chairs. And then there is her use of marterials, …

Posted: 19th, May 2015 | In: Celebrities, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Photos of the Star Trek flat for sale after owner was jailed for sex crimes

Star Trek flat

 

Will you go boldy into the Star Trek flat in Hinckley, Leicestershire.…

Posted: 17th, May 2015 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


My life as a Californian sex doll doctor (photos and video)

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The Real Stories documentary Love Me, Love My Doll features “RealDoll expert” Slade Fiero repairing life-size sex toys.

RealDoll’s take one helluva pounding. And Slade’s job is to go in there and make the rough, broken and chaffed smoother …

Posted: 14th, May 2015 | In: Key Posts, News, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Jart: You can send your mother a fart in a jar

Jart fart jar

 

You can now spend your money to send farts in a jar – a Jart – through the post. For $10 plus shipping, you can send a crispy, airy, or juicy blow off and a note to your mother …

Posted: 14th, May 2015 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Reader photocopies his Kindle to make a more expensive physical backup

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Artist Jesse England’s “E-Book Backup” project sees him photocopy his Kindle version of George Orwell’s 1984. He photocopied every page, one by one. He then uploaded the scanned copy to his Kindle.…

Posted: 12th, May 2015 | In: Books, News, Technology | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Lean Muscle Suit turns wimps into bulging, venin-popping gym gods

Lean Muscle Suit

 

Hey, you, skinny!. Yeah, you. It’s time to get ripped, man. You need a muscles that draw you skin tighter than a Hollywood wife’s smile. But you’re too lazy and weak to work out. So why not step inside …

Posted: 8th, May 2015 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


China’s Window of the World amusement park offers a cremation simulator

 

Chinese looking for a thrill can take the “death simulator” at the Window of the World amusement park in Shenzhen, China. The Indy reports:

Once inside (a coffin), players are then blasted by hot air (up to 40C) and

Posted: 8th, May 2015 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Woman delighted to find cocaine in Nature Valley granola bar

 

Public Health UK take note: granola bars in Texas come with free cocaine.

“It’s a somewhat disturbing case,” says Sgt. Javier Salazar of the San Antonio Police Department. “You think of a child getting a hold of a package

Posted: 8th, May 2015 | In: News, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Prepare to vomit with embarrassment: ‘Taste & Colour’ by Green & Black’s is every sense of terrible

As Robert Popper says: “Prepare to vomit with embarrassment”:

We’re celebrating the launch of Green & Black’s THIN Dark 70% with Michel Roux Jr, Tom Kitchin, Emilia Fox, and sisters Jasmine and Melissa Hemsley, as they talk about their love

Posted: 30th, April 2015 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The selfie stick is over: all hail the selfie arm

I got given a selfie stick and found it to be very good at lying around the place as clutter. Far better is Aric Snee and Justin Crowe’s Selfie Arm. This way you can look as if all your friends …

Posted: 28th, April 2015 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Nothing says RIP than putting your dead lover’s ashes inside a glass dildo

 

Good news, deadsters. You can carry on shagging after you’ve stopped breathing. Mark Sturkenboom’s “21 grams memory box” has a box for the widow or widower in need of company. It contains: a diffuser for the deceased’s perfume, an …

Posted: 27th, April 2015 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Liverpool keep Jordan Henderson but will Nivea stick by their man?

Jordan Henderson Nivea

 

Jordan Henderson has penned a new five-year deal to play for Liverpool. Good news for Liverpool fans. And at £100,0o0-a-week, it’s good news for Henderson, who will just be able to afford a season ticket at top-flight boxing. (Tickets …

Posted: 25th, April 2015 | In: Liverpool, News, Sports, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Diner finds used sink plug in her Hog’s Breath salad

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Things Found In Food spots a sink plug in a salad.

The diner at Brisbane, Australia’s Hog’s Breath Cafe got an old plug in her salad. You have to wonder what vegetable the chef thinks the plug resembles?

The …

Posted: 23rd, April 2015 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Discover why in 1977 The Woodlands was ‘The Safest Town In America’ (Video)

The woodlands

 

In 1977, The Woodlands, a suburb of Houston, was the Safest town in America:

 

 

The Afflictor notes:

The Woodlands, a master-planned suburb of Houston established in 1974, was the bleeding edge of quantified smart homes, as each

Posted: 22nd, April 2015 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


That’s (not) Entertainment: how TV killed The Jam

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That’s NOT Entertainment!

For some time now our happy island nation has, slowly but surely, been invaded by an uninvited and unwelcome breed.

This is nothing to do with immigration, asylum-seekers, refugees, the EU or any of the other …

Posted: 20th, April 2015 | In: Key Posts, The Consumer, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Live slow die whenever: the sloth teabag is here

sloth tea

 

Do you like slow tea? Do you like your tea to seep in the manner of sloth sweat (which is very hard stuff to find)? foodiggity has created these sloth tea bags.

“Live slow die whenever,” says the sloth …

Posted: 19th, April 2015 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Pony power: highlights of Top Gear erotica fan fiction

Top gear erotic

 

Hold on your Top Gear hair it’s going to be bumpy ride as we look at Top Gear erotic fan fiction. Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May are away…

This is from a work entitled Clutch:

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Posted: 9th, April 2015 | In: Books, TV & Radio | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Nazi leader Hermann Goering’s sweating, stained suit is for sale

 

Anyone with £85,000 to spend can invest in the uniform sported by Nazi leader Hermann Goering. The suit worn by the man who founded the Gestapo is being sold by Parade Antiques, in Plymouth, Devon.

Owner John Cabello tells …

Posted: 7th, April 2015 | In: The Consumer | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


You can buy 3D chocolate Easter eggs of your face

EASter face

 

Want to eat your face in chocolate egg form? Bompas & Parr have news:

Just in time for Easter, Bompas & Parr invites you to explore the possibilities of the world’s first anatomical Easter eggs – in the

Posted: 5th, April 2015 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0